UCLA Ph.D. program pushes for CC transfers

By Anthony Aguilar

The Community College to Ph.D. Association at the University of Caifornia, Los Angeles is an annual scholars program that will help support transfer students with a research grant.

Applications closed on Oct 23, but will open up for the 2019-2020 academic year in the summer.

This program is only open to students with a goal in majoring in the Social Sciences.

The program has a set of guidelines and requirements that students must meet to be eligible.

Students must have at least six community college semester units for the all 2018 semester and at least six community college units for the spring 2019 semester.

The Community College to Ph.D. Association’s main mission, according to their website, is to “address the underrepresentation of community college alumni in Ph.D. programs.”

The association hosts various events and programs to provide community college students and transfer students different opportunities.

The scholars program according to their website, offers assistance in  addition to financial help.

The association works to “equip community college students with Ph.D. preparation knowledge so that they can enact strategic PhD preparation behaviors at their future four-year college.”

The program  has faculty advisers for students to meet with monthly, as well as offers sessions with peer advisors.

There are also monthly academies on campus at UCLA.

In order to apply for the scholar program, students must be U.S. Citizens, Permanent Resident, AB540 or DACA Students.

Students must have an overall 3.0 GPA, and must live in a 100 mile radius to UCLA.

They must have a reliable source of transportation to make it to every single event.

Additional information and questions about the scholars program can be directed to cc2phd.com or at CC2PhD@ucla.edu

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